Bitumen Density Calculator

Bitumen is also called as Asphalt or Asphalt Cements. It is a sticky, black and highly viscous semi liquid/semi solid form of petroleum. It is extracted from the natural deposits. It is mainly composed of highly condensed Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. The density of Bitumen/Asphalt is approximately equal to 1 tonne per cubic metre at 20 degree Celsius, which is exactly the same as water. Use our online Bitumen Density calculator to find the asphalt density.

Asphalt Density Calculation

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Formula:

Density of Bitumen / Asphalt = (W2 - W1) / (W3 - W1) - (W4 -W2) Where, W2 = Weight of Pycnometer with Bitumen W1 = Weight of Empty and Dry Pycnometer W4 = Weight of Pycnometer with Distilled Water and Bitumen W3 = Weight of Pycnometer with Full of Water at Temperature 25°C

Example:

Find bitumen density.
Given :
Weight of Pycnometer with Bitumen = 23 g
Weight of Empty and Dry Pycnometer = 14 g
Weight of Pycnometer with Distilled Water and Bitumen= 50 g
Weight of Pycnometer with Full of Water at Temperature 25°C = 60 g

Solution:

Asphalt Density = (23 - 14) /[ (60 - 14)-(50-23)]
= 0.4737

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